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PlantFiles: Santa Barbara Island Live-forever
Dudleya traskiae

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dudleya (DUD-lee-yuh) (Info)
Species: traskiae (TRASK-ee-ay) (Info)

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USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
This plant is resistant to deer
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)
over 9.1 (very alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hanna1 On Jan 22, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Is endemic to only Santa Barbara Island in Southern California. Almost lost to extinction from this 1 square mile Island and is not found on its right side. Remains endangered. Native habitat is hot, dry, rocky slopes. Forms dense Rosettes of pointed, blue/gray succulent leaves with yellow flowers held in clusters atop tick, upright, showy, red stems. Needs good to excellent drainage. No summer water once established. Is Deer proof. Drought tolerant. Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrop), catagory: Angiosperm, Order & sub-order: Rosales, Blooms April-may. Considered a Perennial Herb. Propagation is thru seeds & vegetative.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brentwood, California
Castro Valley, California
Oakland, California
Richmond, California
San Jose, California

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